April 26, 1990 |
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, after a week-long investigation, announced yesterday that it had found no evidence to support allegations that Atlantic City mayoral candidate James Whelan acted in an immoral or improper way toward a 10-year-old male student at the school where he teaches. "Our investigation is completely devoid of any facts that give rise to an allegation of sexual misconduct," Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said in a prepared statement released yesterday. "The investigation is closed.
March 21, 2003 |
An English teacher and wrestling coach at Phoenixville Area High School was taken into custody yesterday and accused of sexual misconduct with two 16-year-old female students. Adam Hawke Staton, 29, of Pottstown has been charged with 30 counts of corruption of minors and two counts of indecent exposure. He was arraigned by District Justice Theodore P. Michaels and released on $75,000 unsecured bail. Superintendent David R. Noyes said the school district ran its own inquiry as police conducted a month-long investigation.
August 5, 1998 |
Terdema Ussery, the president and chief executive officer of the Dallas Mavericks, is the subject of an internal investigation involving sexual misconduct, a team official confirmed. The Mavericks deferred questions about the investigation to their attorney, Tom Luce, who would not talk specifically about the accusations or the extent of the investigation. Ussery and Mavericks owner Ross Perot Jr. were unavailable. "Like most businesses, in the interest of fairness and privacy, we do not comment on individual personnel matters," Luce said.
April 9, 2012 |
The 19-page letter from the U.S. Department of Education to colleges and universities across the nation last April made already-busy Philadelphia lawyer Gina Maisto Smith even busier. The letter emphasized that colleges had to respond to any complaint of sexual misconduct, even if the victim didn't want to press charges or otherwise pursue it. Some colleges hadn't been investigating such complaints even though a 2001 Education Department document recommended it, said Smith, a former sex-crimes prosecutor who now specializes in law involving sexual misconduct on college campuses and other institutions.
January 30, 2015 |
Pennsylvania State University would require most of its employees - from janitors to professors and secretaries - to report allegations of sexual misconduct, under a recommendation from a university task force report being released Thursday. But the employees could offer to refer a victim to a mental-health counselor or certain other staffers who could keep the story confidential. The recommendation, one of 18 to emerge from the report on campus sexual assault and misconduct, would be unusual for so large a university, though it has been adopted by some smaller colleges.
September 11, 2002 |
Seven women who accused male staff members in the Bucks County prison of repeated sexual misconduct will receive a total of $345,000 in a settlement reached yesterday. Criminal charges against three guards and a counselor were filed in May 2001 after a three-month investigation by county detectives. All four were convicted of the charges. Alan Yatkin, a Center City attorney who represented one of the women, said yesterday's settlement conference was the first attempt to resolve the case, which was filed in federal court in Philadelphia in December.
September 17, 2003 |
One often groped his secretary. Another stalked an assistant, and a third made a habit of pulling clerks onto his lap as they walked by. All were majors, among the highest-ranking officers in the Pennsylvania State Police. Two were allowed to retire and the other merely faced counseling instead of sexual-harassment charges. "The repeated occurrence of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct at such a high level shows a failure to appreciate a serious issue within the agency," state Inspector General Donald L. Patterson said yesterday in a 112-page report on sexual misconduct and harassment on the State Police force.
May 21, 1993 |
You can't throw someone out of the U.S. Senate just because some voters think he lied during his election campaign, the Senate Rules Committee decided yesterday. The committee voted unanimously to reject a bid to overturn Sen. Bob Packwood's election in Oregon last fall on the grounds that he lied about alleged sexual misconduct. Packwood said he was pleased with the vote "both for myself and for the Senate. " "The last thing the Senate wants to do is get into the practice of conducting autopsies . . . every two years if the loser claims the winner told a lie," he told the Associated Press.
March 26, 1997 |
The Army, buffeted by a sexual-misconduct scandal and eager to make itself more hospitable to women, is likely soon to have its first female three-star general. Maj. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy, an intelligence specialist and 28-year veteran, was nominated yesterday to become a lieutenant general. Kennedy, the Army's assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence since July 1995, also is being nominated as deputy chief of staff for intelligence. Kennedy's appointment must be confirmed by the Senate.
May 30, 1994 |
Over the past three months, the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania has required that 1,500 of its clergy, employees and volunteers attend two workshops on the issue of sexual misconduct and the church. Shown at the workshops are videos in which child-abuse episodes are described in detail - by victims and perpetrators. "The reality is that employees, lay and clerical, have both been offenders as well as victims," said the Rev. Canon Nancy H. Wittig, co-chairwoman of the diocesan Task Force on Sexual Misconduct.